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Wednesday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-December-2010  14:56:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I'm sure you've been kept up to date on the current Wikileaks situation by, well, every media outlet in the universe, but in case you've missed the last couple of days Julian Assange has turned himself in to Police in the UK in response to sexual assault claims in Sweden. He's been refused bail. His bank account was closed, and in response the Bank's website was taken down by hackers. Mr Assange has written an article defending the importance of Wikileaks, but not everyone is a fan. Keep up with the story via their twitter feed and this unofficial news page, thanks "CAPS LOCK". There's also of course lots of discussion in our Current Events and Politics & Policies forums.

Rambus is back on the patent warpath again. Rambus also demands ITC to bar importation and sales of products based on chips that it believes infringe its patents. Apparently, the company wants to stop sales of almost all electronics available today, including personal computers, workstations, servers, routers, mobile phones and other handheld devices, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, motherboards, plug-in cards, hard drives and modems.

There's a Sydney Apache Unconference this weekend, thanks Jurgen. his is an event where the theme is set in advance, but the sessions to be presented are only decided on at the event, based on those who come along (sometimes also known as a BarCamp). They provide an excellent opportunity to learn, present and discuss, and offer a chance for everyone to participate. The main themes for the Sydney Unconference will be Open Source, Open Development and the software produced by the Apache Software Foundation.

The Australian Golden Joystick Awards are still open for voting, and Spike TV will broadcast their Video Game Awards this weekend.

The final report on the R18+ classification submissions has been released, showing strong support. In the lead up to the SCAG meeting this Friday, Brendan O Connor has released the final report on the submission process and revealed that 98.4% of submissions were in favour of an R18+ rating.

Gabe sent word of a free C64-esque retro game, Rocky Memphis & the temple of Ophuxoff, and an interview with the creators. Discussion here.

Or if you'd prefer a web-based timewaster, here's one, but you only get one crack at it.. (unless you delete your cookies, presumably).

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